Fred Harvey cafe at Union Station still looking for operator

fred-harvey-franklin-ave.jpgOne of the most potentially cool spots to open a restaurant in Los Angeles is indeed looking for an operator — still. The Harvey House in Union Station, closed since 1967 except for catered private events and lots of location shooting for videos, commercials and films-TV, could reopen as a refurbished eatery in the train station. From Eater LA:

A source tells Eater that outside areas would work as patio space and adjacent rooms could seat additional diners or serve as private dining areas. The huge bar in the center of the room is reminiscent of Mid-Century large-scale dining rooms while the side banquettes remain intact for use. At the moment, the location has been offered to a number of local restaurant operators interested in an iconic, historic space, much like Neal Fraser's upcoming residency at the Vibiana's Cathedral's Rectory.

We heard the same enthusiasm almost two years ago. it's a great space — for something — maybe this attempt goes somewhere.

Here's a Fiona Apple video shot in the Harvey House that we posted last year:

Previously on LA Observed:
Speaking of Fred Harvey, a book and some art
Another music video in the Fred Harvey room
New life for Fred Harvey space at Union Station


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